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BIOGRAPHY RUBRIC
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Support for Topic (Content)
All statements made about the subject have been supported with proof.
Most statements made about the subject have been explained/supported with proof
Many statements were made but not adequately explained or supported with proof.
Not enough proof or explanations for statements.
Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)
Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.
Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Bibliography
Bibliography is properly constructed. Students have at least 4-5 sources from a variety of resources.
Bibliography is properly constructed. Students have at least 3-4 sources.
Bibliography is mostly formatted properly. 2-3 sources have been used.
Bibliography is not formatted properly. Not enough sources used.
Organization
Bio is organized in a highly efficient and logical manner.
Bio is organized into an appropriate number of logical subheadings.
Bio is somewhat organized. Too many or two few subheadings/or information is not always organized.
Information is not organized efficiently. Bio is confusing and poorly constructed




Do…

DON’T…

Ø Organize your information using subheadings, (ex: Accomplishments, Inspirations, etc.)
Ø Create a page on the Wiki and post your biography on time
Ø Include a bibliography of books and websites used
Ø Focus on why this person is a leader or hero

Ø Discuss insignificant details, (ex: elementary schools attended, names of siblings, etc.)
Ø Use words if you don’t understand their meanings
Ø Include your opinion, this is simply an information sheet about your subject


Here is an outline that can be roughly followed…remember this is not a question/answer paper. You must have paragraphs that have sentences that flow in order to answer the questions below.

Your biography should answer the following questions/headings:
ü Birthdate
ü Place of birth
ü Family background (if relevant)
ü Education
ü Influences (include how they became involved with the cause they supported/started, etc.)

ü What has your leader accomplished?
ü Did he/she achieve his/her goal (if so, how)?
ü How did this person make a difference?
ü Why is this person a great leader?
ü You could include an interesting fact about what the person is doing today – if alive…or how the person’s life ended